Children’s Ministry leaders are forced to work within a budget, so they need to get creative to come up with an engaging space for the children to learn. Last week I posted a contest because I wanted to see you decorate your classroom on a budget.
I’m excited to announce the winner is Joan Eppehimer from New York State. Here’s the winning picture.
This classroom went through a major renovation and the result is fantastic! This room was decorated for $56 – some of the paint was donated and the stove was found at a garage sale. The bulletin board was covered with a scene-o-graph. (You can see more classrooms that have been renovated on her website kidfrugal.blogspot.com)
Here’s why I choose Joan’s classroom as the winner:
- She got an impressive result for a very affordable price.
- It’s very easy for the teachers because they don’t have to switch up decorations every month or two.
- It’s an immersive experience for the kids – they feel like they are in Bible times. It stimulates imagination and helps kids understand a bit of what it was like in Bible times. They start to understand that the stories they are hearing are real – real people in real places.
Congratulations Joan! I’ll contact you to send you your prize. Thanks to everyone else who sent in your pics!